The Yukon Yak is our mid-size expeditionary / multi-purpose boat.
With whitewater & cargo-carrying hull features, the Yak is our most
popular model for adventurers and backcountry river-runners.
The Yukon Yak is a good, high-performance fit for paddlers who range
between 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 meters) and 6 feet(1.83 meters) tall, and
lets smaller paddlers carry large loads. If you're between 5'8" and
6',and looking for an all-purpose boat or the best whitewater
performance,the Yak is probably the right size for you.
The Yukon Yak is now available with a variety of options. The Yak w/Cruiser Deck uses a removable deck which is great for expedition use on a variety of rivers. The WhiteWater style is permanently mounted with a more watertight skirt system for higher energy rivers but is more limited for storage. Both the WhiteWater and Cruiser deck models are now also available with the CargoZip feature, which enables the paddler to store equipment in inflatable waterproof chambers inside the main tubes.
NEW FOR 2014: Extended Models
The Stern of the Extended models will be 3" longer. While designed to help improve tracking, this upgrade is very small, and will really only be noticeable for people running lots of class 3-4 whitewater.